Saudi Arabia: 20 Umrah pilgrims killed in bus mishap
At least 20 Umrah pilgrims died and 29 others were hurt in a bus mishap in Saudi Arabia on Monday, media reports said.
Russia, Saudi Arabia boost military cooperation
Moscow: Russia and Saudi Arabia have stepped up efforts to expand military-technical cooperation amid Riyadh’s focus on diversifying defense capabilities, Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sergei Kozlov told Sputnik.
Saudi ‘exit’ from Kabul sparks fears of exodus, Taliban denies
Kabul; The Saudi diplomats' decision to exit Kabul amid security concerns has sparked fears that at least three other countries were also planning to close their embassies in Afghanistan, media reports said on Friday.
Resolution of ‘racism’ complaint brought by Qatar against UAE and Saudi Arabia
New York: A UN body investigating discrimination complaints lodged by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia concluded its work following the resolution of these disputes, according to an announcement on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia a strategic partner in UN support for Palestine refugees, amid concern over escalating violence
New York: Youth empowerment and employment figured heavily in discussions between Saudi officials and the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in the kingdom last weekend.
Shameful for a nuclear power nation to beg for funds: Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has said it was a matter of shame that his nation needed to beg amid a falling economic state despite being a nuclear powered nation.
Security alert: Saudi Arabia, UK direct citizens to restrict their movements in Pakistan
Islamabad: Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom have directed citizens to restrict their movements in Pakistan.
Riyadh: Xi Jinping meets Saudi crown prince and other Arab leaders in key summit
Riyadh: Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Arab leaders on Friday at "milestone" summits hosted by Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported.
Saudi Arabia: Quash death sentence for Jordanian convicted of drug offences, urge UN experts
New York: Thirteen independent UN human rights experts raised concerns on Thursday over the planned execution by authorities in Saudi Arabia of a 57-year-old Jordanian citizen convicted for carrying amphetamine pills across the border in 2014, reminding that drug offences “do not meet the threshold for most serious crimes”.
Saudi Arabia: Resumption of executions for drug offences ‘deeply regrettable’, UN rights office says
New York: Saudi Arabia must adopt a moratorium on executions for drug-related offenses, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the recent resumption of capital punishment for these crimes.
Saudi Arabia denies discussion on oil output increase
Riyadh/UNI: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman denied media reports that his country is mulling an oil output increase.
Rights expert urges Saudi authorities to allow family to access jailed activist
New York: The family and lawyers of a jailed Saudi activist, who reportedly is being held incommunicado, must be granted immediate access to him, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, said on Wednesday.
Tension with US over oil: Pakistan decides to side Saudi Arabia
Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to take the side of Saudi Arabia at a time when the Middle East nation has locked horns with the United States over the cut in oil supply in the international market.
Saudi King appoints Crown Prince as PM
Riyadh/UNI: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister, Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a royal decree.
Drug seizure: Two Pakistanis, six others arrested in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh: Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested eight people, including two Pakistanis, after they busted a drug smuggling bid in what is being termed as the country's biggest operation.